Condensed Matter Physics, 2017, vol. 20, No. 3, 33702
DOI:10.5488/CMP.20.33702

Title: Liquid metals: early contributions and some recent developments
Author(s):
  C. Regnaut (Groupe "Physique des Liquides et Milieux Complexes", Faculté des Sciences et Technologie, Université Paris-Est (Créteil), 61 av. du Général de Gaulle, 94010 Créteil Cedex, France) ,
  S. Amokrane (Groupe "Physique des Liquides et Milieux Complexes", Faculté des Sciences et Technologie, Université Paris-Est (Créteil), 61 av. du Général de Gaulle, 94010 Créteil Cedex, France)

We illustrate in this contribution the progress in the theoretical study of liquid metals made in the last decades, starting from the example of liquid gallium and the early work in Jean-Pierre Badiali's group. This was based on the combination of the perturbation theory with pseudo-potentials for the electrons and the liquid state theory for the ions. More recent developments combining ab initio and classical molecular dynamics simulations are finally illustrated on the example of glass forming alloys.

Key words: liquid metals, structure, perturbation theory, simulation
PACS: 71.22.+i, 61.20.Gy, 61.20.Ja, 71.15.Pd


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